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Rebeleye

Portable Shack lights (besides LED ropes)

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Anyone have good lighting ideas for a portable shack? I've tried different flashlights and lanterns over the past few years. Haven't really found anything that works very well. Usually just end up wearing my headlamp the entire time.

I'm just curious what others have tried besides LED ropes that provide good lighting.

Appreciate the help!

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I use a submersable 18" green light, just push it between the bar and tarp hook to a vex battery and lights up the shack great. Can't think of the brand name, I'll look when I get the shack out.

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UFO Lights:

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Got mine at Ace hardware last year, $9.99. One lights up my Scout pretty good.

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I have my led lights on order but prior to this season I used a 2 mantle Coleman propane lantern that screws onto a 1 lb. tank and it worked very well. I liked that it is adjustable and not just one brightness setting like on the old style lanterns. It also provided some heat too.

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I have used the undercar led lighting that comes in a tube that one can fasten to the support poles with electrical tape or tie straps. One can purchase them in lenghts from 2'-4' in lenght. They will light the portable up like daylight.

Most of these can be found on the internet and you can do a search for under car lighting.

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What's that UFO light take for batteries? how tough is it on batteries?

2 double AAs. I have yet to replace them, and they have been used for many hours. LED is great, battery usage is pretty low. If you go on a popular auction site, I am not allowed to say on here and do a search for UFO lights, there are tone of options on there, some with 96 lights in them.

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You can also find the UFO lights at popular stores like Fleet, Northern Tool, etc. Maybe even Walmart.

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Northern Tool has a very good 48LED UFO light that i used all of last year fishing maybe twice a week and i only had to change batteries once. they run on 3 triple A's but make sure you don't get them wet because they will burn out. I learned that the hard way. I think they also made a 96LED this year not sure though. They are cheap too I think around 15 bucks.

Good Luck!

Ryan

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I have a coleman lanern that runs off of 4D cell batteries. It has a CFL light in it and realy works well in the house. Light, no heat, and no burns.

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Originally Posted By: Mike412
What's that UFO light take for batteries? how tough is it on batteries?

2 double AAs. I have yet to replace them, and they have been used for many hours. LED is great, battery usage is pretty low. If you go on a popular auction site, I am not allowed to say on here and do a search for UFO lights, there are tone of options on there, some with 96 lights in them.

Mine has three batteries. It even came with batteries.

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I was walking around Wal-Mart a while ago while the wife was shopping. In the auto section they have a nice set of LED auto lights that I installed in my Otter Cabin II. Run them off my Marcum battery and they light up the world.

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Walmart also has a battery powered "under the cabinet" led track light. It has 4 multiposition heads to aim the light where needed.

That is on their HSOforum.

edit, hmmm I was just looking around on the Walmart HSOforum and came across the Coleman Zephyr, battery powered fan and light combo unit with tent clip.

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I'm like Harv- I have the under the car lights.. THey have a very nice protective tube over them.. They are a little more pricy though.

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I have the UFO light and they work well. Just don't drop the center hanger. It sinks very quickly. grin

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I have the UFO light and they work well. Just don't drop the center hanger. It sinks very quickly. grin

so does the light itself ha ha...dang

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I have been using my 19.2 volt craftsman light, that comes with the saws and drill. It comes with a hook that is big enough to hang on your poles, and the battery lasts 4 full days without recharging.

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I have the UFO light and they work well. Just don't drop the center hanger. It sinks very quickly. grin
I siliconed my center hub in place. It's a non-issue now.

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Oh yea I got the UFO to, good light. Forgot I had that till I saw the pic.

I run 4 of those in my Otter Lodge. Work great. Got them at Northern. I think the ones at Northern have more LEDs in them.

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I have the UFO light and they work well. Just don't drop the center hanger. It sinks very quickly. grin

I found that out too, lol! I glued velcro on the lights and roof of the shack to hold them now.

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I am going to start using my 19.2 V battery directly to my lights. Will be much easier to recharge with out over charging. Anyone else try this?

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I have used the undercar led lighting that comes in a tube that one can fasten to the support poles with electrical tape or tie straps. One can purchase them in lenghts from 2'-4' in lenght. They will light the portable up like daylight.

Most of these can be found on the internet and you can do a search for under car lighting.

Harvey..are you talking about them pimped out lights or some kind of work light?

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Thanks to all for the great ideas! I think I'm going to pick up a couple of those UFO lights and give them a shot.

bring on the ice!

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